In 1966, a British planner called Maurice Broady came up with a new term for the architectural lexicon: architectural determinism.
This was to describe the practice of groundlessly asserting that design solutions would change behaviour in a predictable and positive way.
Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.